Double Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

November 16, 2021 By: Comments
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15 Minutes
25 Minutes
Chocolate and orange are always a decadently delicious match, and these Double Chocolate Orange Cupcakes are packed with zesty sweet flavor you’re sure to love. With soft, fluffy cupcakes, fudgy ganache icing and a fresh slice of orange on top, these cupcakes are the ultimate chocolate-orange lovers dream. Pair them with a refreshing chardonnay, like our Billings Farm Chardonnay, for an extra refreshing and sweet after-meal treat.


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  2. Mix together the cake mix, eggs, milk, juice, mayonnaise, vanilla and zest in a large mixer bowl on medium speed until combined.
  3. Fill the cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool before frosting.
  4. For the whipped ganache frosting, add the chocolate chips to a medium bowl and set aside.
  5. Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until bubbles begin to form (do not bring to a boil).
  6. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips and whisk until completely smooth. Whisk in the salt. Allow the ganache to become firm.
  7. Whip ganache on medium-high-speed using a hand mixer until fluffy. Frost the cooled cupcakes.

Recipe Tip: Allow the ganache to firm up at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Whisk occasionally to prevent any lumps.